SOUTHPORT, England – Weather conditions were markedly more pleasant Saturday for the third round of the 146th British Open. Sunny skies and winds of just 3-to-5 mph made Royal Birkdale a much kinder, softer foe. No one took better advantage of the climate in Round 3 than South African Branden Grace,
He has never won The Open before but Jordan Spieth put himself in prime position with a 69 to put breathing space between him and the field.
There were lots of blue numbers on the scoreboard Friday, bogeys (blue) and double bogeys (dark blue) everywhere you looked. Somehow, Zach Johnson was able to dodge that trend. The 2015 British Open champion followed a disheartening round of 75 with a scorching 66 on Friday to finish the day at plus-